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Feb 8, 2013 02:25 PM

Do you know any of these people?

I thought this might be fun although with my luck it will just offend everybody.

I'm not gong to pick on just one group. I think everybody should have some skin in the game.

Finish one or more of these sentences.

You may be a chowhound snob if ....

you have never cooked with Campbell's "cream of " whatever soup.
you have never cooked a ground beef based casserole.

You may be a chowhound redneck if ...

you use "cream of" whatever soup at least once a week.
Your "go to" bread is 99 cents a loaf white sandwich bread.
You don't even know what quinoa is.

You may be a chowhound newbie if ...

you don't know what a roux is.
you don't know how to use a can opener.

You may be a chowhound troll if ...

your avatar is a troll.
you respond to someone's post just to irritate them.
your initials are HH.

You may be a chowhound lurker if ...

you come to chowhound all the time but never post anything or respond to any threads.

I tried to include everyone. I'm not trying to offend anyone. Respond to some of these categories and.... try to have some fun.

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  1. Well, it took me one year of posting to find out what the DH so many referred to actually meant. I just learned the other day when someone clearly spelled it out on a post. I always wondered what a Designated Hitter had to do with so many posters, especially since you'd think half of them are fans of NL teams.

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    1. re: KrumTx

      Outstanding! All I can add is, me too. Oh wait, one more thing-- the other option that occurred to me isn't really suitable for spelling out on such a lovely forum.

        1. re: pdxgastro

          Be nice! I knew I'd figure it out eventually and not knowing didn't bother me enough to leave whatever post I was reading to look it up.

          1. re: KrumTx

            Mine was ISO! Finally figured that one out!

            1. re: wincountrygirl

              Haha I finally figured out DH meant da hubby or something like that but I'm still stumped by ymmv. Your mileage may vary? I don't know. And I don't want to google it either. :)

              1. re: ohmyyum

                You're right on YMMV -- that one took me a long time when I first started seeing it. The "D" is "DH" stands for "Dear" or "Darling".

                1. re: Ruth Lafler

                  The "D" can also mean "Damn", depending on the situation. :-)

                2. re: ohmyyum

                  Dh == Darling Husband but close enough

                  ymmv == your mileage may vary == your recipe yield may vary from the posters.... something like that.

                  They really need to publish a list for us.

                  I have heard DD darling daughter; not sure if I have seen DS darling son. Have I ever seen DW for darling wife? .. If I had, I would have demanded his man club card!

                  1. re: Hank Hanover

                    Aha thanks Ruth and HH! Now DS and DD make sense too, lol. But it seems like it's mostly women using this acronym because I don't see a whole lot of DW!

                    And I figured out ymmv but didn't understand what it meant so thanks for the explanation.

                    1. re: ohmyyum

                      once I used an abbreviation for dishwasher and some thought I was posting something about my non-existent 'darling wife'

                      I'm not THAT much of a jerk.

                      1. re: hill food

                        My father-in-law used to tell his 5 daughters... "Why should I buy a dishwasher? I already have 5."

                        1. re: Hank Hanover

                          My father said the same thing...except it was about his sons and a snowblower.

                    2. re: Hank Hanover

                      I was thinking about that -- I don't remember seeing it. If a man refers to his wife by a "blind" term, it's usually something more amusing.

                      1. re: Ruth Lafler

                        like my broker... E.F. Mama when she talks you listen.

                        The secret to a long marriage is the liberal use of the words .. "Yes, dear". I have been married 40 years as of march 25th.

                3. re: KrumTx

                  DH, DW, SO, M-I-L, B-I-L, etc., have been terms that I had to first learn, but that was some many posts ago.

                  However, there are still new ones, that I puzzle over, and have to Google, to find out what the heck is being referred to.


                4. Are you referring to ground beef casserole with cream of mushroom soup and topped with tater tots? If so, then that leaves me out of the CH snob column. I loved to make that many,many moons ago! Hot right out of the oven topped with cold ketchup, of course.

                  I'll have to look out for that troll from now on.

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                  1. re: pagesinthesun

                    Oh.. that's king of the chowhound rednecks. I am in awe of you!

                    uhh... can I get that recipe?

                    1. re: pagesinthesun

                      dont forget the layer of cheese between the beef and the tots!

                      1. re: twyst

                        Yeah! You are right! It's actually a good food memory. Albeit very WT

                          1. re: Michelly

                            Oh, that takes things to a whole new level!!!!


                            PS - Does Cheese Whiz count?

                            1. re: Bill Hunt

                              Extra points for using both. And don't forget the bacon!

                      2. re: pagesinthesun

                        Do you have this recipe that you an share with us, Pages? :D

                          1. re: hill food

                            It really should be published for the benefit of all. Much like this recipe

                              1. re: eclecticsynergy

                                hill food... somebody!! I think eclectic is picking on me.... :-)

                                That recipe has 5 stars, too. Ok so maybe it is less complex than paula's buttered english peas recipe....

                                Open the can....add butter.

                            1. re: hill food

                              Tater Tot hotdish certainly is more complex than the post written by pagesinthesun implies. Although I have not made it for several years, and there are many variations, (thus the recipe request) when properly made, it is delicious.

                              1. re: John E.

                                Joking aside, I admit to craving childhood comfort food once in a while. Including old school tuna noodle casserole, which just wouldn't be the same without the old condensed cream soup

                                1. re: eclecticsynergy

                                  I actually liked the school's version of 'potato nuggety hotdish'. My mother made it pretty good as well. I have not had it in years, (I don't recall cheese ever being a part of it and it doesn't sound right to me) but I may make it sometime soon. What I do not recall fondly was either the school's tuna noodle hotdish nor my mother's, even with the crumbled potato chips on top, I hated that stuff. Mostly, it's the canned tuna I cannot stand.

                                  1. re: eclecticsynergy

                                    It has been so long ago, and I am so very old, that I do not recall that dish, way back when - however, and with that said, I DO enjoy it now!


                          2. I feel left out, I don't fit any of those :( Although prior to meeting my SO, I'd probably be in the snob category as I had never made a ground beef based casserole until we got together (he loves stuff like that). I'm actually making one on Sunday! haha I still refuse to use cream of whatever soups though.

                            This is fun though!

                            1. You might be a CH AH if most every post you make is to point out that what someone else thinks/feels/says/does/likes is wrong.

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                                1. re: kengk

                                  No way,...there are people on CH that do that? ;-)

                                  1. re: kengk

                                    Or to find every previous ch post on the subject and list them. How about just not wasting your time and ignore the new post?

                                    1. re: mkmccp

                                      Aw but sometimes that's helpful! (wait, does disagreeing make me an automatic AH? DAMNIT! FOILED AGAIN!)

                                      1. re: mkmccp

                                        How is it a waste of time to provide someone with a wealth of existing answers to their question?

                                        1. re: goodhealthgourmet

                                          at times wealth ad nauseum . . .

                                          and what about those of us who respond to comments intended for others, giving the answer we think they would write (or should write). as shown below:

                                          I think mkmccp was specific about EVERY previous post, not just the most recent or most obvious. i seem to remember a post about seasoning cast iron and having someone cite about 14 other discussions on the subject. One or two of the good ones probably would have sufficed.

                                          Yep, I'm definitely a CH buttinski of the first order.

                                          And I only use cream of_______ occasionally - any more, so i'm only an aspiring CH redneck, or is it recovering? I know I never would have survived my first few years cooking for myself without cream soups. Brown any protein with sliced or chopped onions. Throw in a can of sliced mushrooms and a liberal amount of garlic powder and black pepper. Throw in a can of cream of mushroom soup and allow to brown. Serve over pasta, rice, hamburger buns, toast, mashed potato, or any other starch known to humans. Yeah, I was a redneck. Still not sure of the difference between quinoa, couscous, and orzo. Orzo is a small bean isn't it? ;-)

                                          1. re: KaimukiMan

                                            I don't use cream of whatever anymore but I do use Golden Mushroom soup but I have an excuse! The whole family got used to my wife's 40 year old recipe for Swiss steak. You see I didn't like red sauce and complained about her Swiss steak being too red so she started using Golden Mushroom soup and I liked it. My son grew up on it. When I tried to make it with out Golden mushroom soup ... the troops revolted. It tasted great. It just wasn't Swiss Steak so... I use Golden Mushroom soup on it..... shrugs.

                                            1. re: KaimukiMan

                                              Was I married to you? That's my ex's specialty!

                                              1. re: KaimukiMan

                                                I thought that Orzo was some sort of spirit, like grappa... no wait, that is Ouzo. Dang, foiled again, but I will bet that there are 37 CH posts on Orzo, going back to 1889, if only I had looked.


                                              2. re: goodhealthgourmet

                                                It used to irk me slightly because I thought you were telling whoever posted the thread that this subject has been addressed, answered and beaten to death before.

                                                Once I figured out that isn't your intention (you are actually trying to be helpful), I got over it.

                                                1. re: Hank Hanover

                                                  I'm glad - it was never my intention to be rude about it. But you may have noticed that I stopped bothering to go to the trouble, because you weren't the only one who misinterpreted and I got tired of people bitching at me for trying to help!

                                                  1. re: goodhealthgourmet

                                                    Yeah, when I do that, like GHG, it's to be helpful offering previous discussion that the OP might never have seen.

                                                    OTOH, if you do it with a snide remark about searching, that's a whole 'nuther thang.

                                                    1. re: mcf

                                                      "Here, let me Google that for you... "


                                                    2. re: goodhealthgourmet

                                                      I, for one, always appreciate your links to previous posts because I am new to the site (at least to participating) and I really suck at searching!

                                                      1. re: ohmyyum

                                                        Don't feel bad about it; the search function on CH sucks worse.

                                                        1. re: mcf

                                                          It was not always so, but now, I completely agree with you. Things changed, and not for the better.


                                                    3. re: mkmccp

                                                      Also, the search option on the site was pretty bad in the past (have not tried it lately). People even came up with a workaround.

                                                      1. re: pdxgastro

                                                        My workaround is to type the word chowhound and my search terms into google. I get much better results with all chowhound posts related shown.

                                                    4. re: kengk

                                                      ROTFLMAO! The "France" board came to mind. I take exception with Mr. J. Talbott who is a regular on that board. He is one of the few posters who isn't condescending or such a snobby "expert" on THE greatest places in Paris..etc. I love France and go there every year, but I try not to travel to the France board on Chowhound:)

                                                      1. re: kengk

                                                        +1 I was thinking that there was a category that was left out!

                                                        1. re: kengk

                                                          Or, you may be sensitive Chowhounder if you are offended by even an innocuous post written by another Chowhounder.

                                                          1. re: John E.

                                                            oh John E., of course not. it's not like we're a bunch of paranoid narcissists.

                                                            it's just that every one of YOUR posts are in service to that purpose.

                                                          2. re: kengk

                                                            POINT! to kengk.

                                                            Nicely played. Very nicely played. (I can think of one or two who fit that bill!)

                                                            1. You may be a Chowhound redneck if ...

                                                              you think Indian cuisine is the fry bread your Cherokee grandmother taught you how to make..

                                                              7 Replies
                                                              1. re: Hank Hanover

                                                                I love fry bread! Good I have a craving :)

                                                                1. re: Hank Hanover

                                                                  You may be a chowhound redneck if posting about fry bread makes you think of fry bread tacos...

                                                                  Also you may be a chowhound redneck if you and your cousin get into an argument about whether you hunt wild pigs because you're doing your part by harvesting a invasive food source; or, it's because you have a blast stalking the oinkers through the palmetto scrub with your lever action .30-.30 carbine, and you're using the invasive species statement as a justification for your hunting....

                                                                  1. re: Hank Hanover

                                                                    Where's the "Like" button?
                                                                    I had a Chickasaw mamaw who made fry bread... Bless her!

                                                                    1. re: Hank Hanover

                                                                      What about fry bread, that I cook on the exhaust manifold of my Jeep Cherokee, when I drive to the "tractor pull?"


                                                                      1. re: Bill Hunt

                                                                        My first--and only--Navajo Taco was on the Navajo reservation, of all places. Loved fry bread, so was looking forward to some Navajo specialty.

                                                                        It was the wonderful fry bread, but with a glop of apparently canned chili and pre-shredded cheese. Nasty.

                                                                        1. re: pine time

                                                                          When I was a kid, I was raised in Farmington, New Mexico, about 30 miles off the Navajo reservation.

                                                                          Anyway, my mom made enchiladas all the time. When we moved to California, I noticed that her enchiladas tasted nothing like everyone else s. When I was an adult I went into an American Indian restaurant and ordered something.

                                                                          Well what came out was my mom's enchiladas only cut up and swirled around like a casserole but the taste was my mom's enchiladas. That was about when I started learning that cultures cuisines mix and morph when they come together in a one location. New Mexico had a large American Indian population and a large Mexican population. Consequently, their enchiladas have a much more unique taste than at the Mexican restaurants most of you are familiar with.

                                                                          1. re: pine time

                                                                            Ugh! It CAN be better, and should not be from a "can."

                                                                            Oh well, I think that we have all had dishes, that possessed great potential, ruined due to one, or two ingredients. Should not happen, but it does.